Oak Island, NC
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The crime rate in Oak Island is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Oak Island is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Oak Island is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to North Carolina, Oak Island has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Oak Island to other communities of similar population, then Oak Island crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Oak Island does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Oak Island does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Oak Island.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oak Island occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Oak Island; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 469. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oak Island's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Oak Island a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Oak Island is one in 38.

Oak Island Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Oak Island Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

196

212

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.13

26.11

28.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Island 2.13
North Carolina 3.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 469

in Oak Island

1 in 288

in North Carolina
Oak Island VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,507
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Island 26.11
North Carolina 27.50
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Oak Island

1 in 36

in North Carolina
Oak Island Property CRIMES
Population: 7,507
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Oak Island Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oak Island 11
North Carolina 27